Speakout 6/8

Friday, June 8, 2007

Mr. Editor, Why would anyone care? Recently I had an opportunity to have lunch at the Nutrition Center in Sikeston. While I was there I spoke with the administrator, YuVone Craig. She was telling me about the current renovation project. She was really excited. They've had so many funding cuts there hasn't been funds available. I was shocked to hear they only have a handful of employees to do so much work. They had to cut some really great programs. They used to deliver hot meals to homebound seniors. For so many this was their only hot meal of the day. I wonder what happens to those that have no one to pick it up for them? These folks are doing so much with so little. You would think, with a town this big, that so many have so much, that there would be more help for an organization that does so much for so many. As our community continues to age, there will be more need, not less. Who am I you ask? I'm no one. I have no influence, no money. I'm part of the working class. I was born and raised here. My parents used this facility. There are still a lot of people I know who use this facility everyday. I know there are several wonderful civic organizations that help out on a regular basis. I just think we as a community can do more. What can you do? How can you make a difference? That's for you to decide. I wrote this letter because I want more people to know there's a problem. If you're someone who can help, please do. Who am I? Someone who cares.

My phone number is 475-9625. I would like to know if anyone out there has a piano they would like to donate for a good cause. I won't go into details, but I will when you call.

I'm calling about the thefts of copper and aluminum. If the scrap dealers that receive large amounts of these would get the license plate number or the driver license number of the person bringing it in, they could probably catch some of the thieves, if they're not fencing it themselves. As far as the problem in Iraq that we're suffering in the Middle East, the United States is suffering the death of a 1,000 cuts. They are slowly cutting us down each day. Pretty soon we're going to bleed until we have none left.

I just read the article about the Portageville Armory named after Mr. Bock, which I think is fantastic. But could you tell me, there is no place in the article that says what the armory now is. I was just curious to know the name of the armory.

It has been named The Camden Bock National Guard Armory and is located in Portageville.

This is in regard to the May 31 SpeakOut about the security cameras. The caller stated that cameras were in Sunset and the schools should have had some. If they will drive by, there are cameras all over the Senior High parking lot. They have been there for years, all the schools have them. The security cameras are not just located in Sunset. Drive by the hospital, there are some there, some in the Complex, Main and Malone intersection. Get over the deal with the security cameras. They are there for a reason, they have helped before.